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BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES

fat B****rd 13 Jul 01 - 03:05 PM
JennieG 12 Jul 01 - 11:45 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 12 Jul 01 - 03:10 AM
Kjell 11 Jul 01 - 04:52 AM
Celtic Soul 10 Jul 01 - 10:50 PM
RangerSteve 10 Jul 01 - 09:47 PM
Hawker 10 Jul 01 - 08:10 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 10 Jul 01 - 04:12 PM
Hollowfox 10 Jul 01 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Walking Eagle 10 Jul 01 - 02:29 PM
Iguanaguy 11 Jun 01 - 12:44 PM
Peg 10 Jun 01 - 10:42 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 10 Jun 01 - 10:21 PM
JeZeBeL 10 Jun 01 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,Joe 10 Jun 01 - 05:53 AM
Hyla 09 Jun 01 - 08:34 AM
Billy the Bus 09 Jun 01 - 07:57 AM
Roger in Sheffield 09 Jun 01 - 06:27 AM
GUEST 07 Jun 01 - 10:28 PM
wdyat12 07 Jun 01 - 07:00 PM
Clinton Hammond 07 Jun 01 - 01:15 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 06 Jun 01 - 11:34 PM
Clinton Hammond 06 Jun 01 - 11:22 PM
Chip2447 06 Jun 01 - 11:00 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 06 Jun 01 - 09:57 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 06 Jun 01 - 09:51 AM
kendall 06 Jun 01 - 08:42 AM
Clinton Hammond 06 Jun 01 - 03:58 AM
Steve Parkes 06 Jun 01 - 03:52 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Jun 01 - 01:17 AM
Chip2447 06 Jun 01 - 01:10 AM
Chip2447 05 Jun 01 - 11:41 PM
GUEST,Bert 05 Jun 01 - 07:07 PM
vectis 05 Jun 01 - 03:51 PM
mytoycar 05 Jun 01 - 03:39 PM
JeZeBeL 05 Jun 01 - 01:49 PM
GUEST,Melani 05 Jun 01 - 01:40 PM
Billy the Bus 05 Jun 01 - 01:33 PM
John J 05 Jun 01 - 01:18 PM
catspaw49 05 Jun 01 - 12:54 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 05 Jun 01 - 12:14 PM
Bill D 05 Jun 01 - 12:02 PM
Billy the Bus 05 Jun 01 - 12:01 PM
Auxiris 05 Jun 01 - 11:31 AM
Auxiris 05 Jun 01 - 11:26 AM
Peg 05 Jun 01 - 10:25 AM
Billy the Bus 05 Jun 01 - 07:54 AM
Auxiris 05 Jun 01 - 07:12 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Jul 01 - 03:05 PM

I collect whenever and however financially possible old books on Boxing (up to about 1955/Rock Marciano) if there's a bloke with a fancy waistcoat and McGuinn glasses out there who has a choaotic secondhand bookshop in Southsea, did you find me the Max Baer book ?? It's only been about five years and I did give you my address.!! also Jazz and Blues, most recently "King of the Delta Blues" about Charlie Patton.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: JennieG
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 11:45 PM

I like sewing - I make most of my own clothes including the Scarlett O'Hara-style ball gowns I wear for colonial dancing - now that's real fantasy stuff. And patchwork and quilting too. Cutting up perfectly good fabric and sewing it back together again is probably no worse than cutting up perfectly good trees to make furniture or musical instruments, when you think of it! And playing guitar and singing too.
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 03:10 AM

I like going to craft fairs.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Kjell
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:52 AM

I used to be a speed skater and a sky diver, but two broken legs, a broken arm and several cracked ribs have made me stop - especially the cracked ribs, they are most painful. Now I am making sculptures out of natural materials which is very safer. Kjell


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 10:50 PM

Where do you lot find the time??? Man, but I am impressed!!! :D

In between being a Mom, singing (which takes up a lot of my weekends), holding down a "real" job, and household day to day stuff I am lucky to get 5 hours of sleep a night. I haven't watched TV in more than a year (which, as I see it, is one of the perks).

I remember when though. I used to like to do caligraphy, sketch, horseback ride, skate, and go unusual places on the spur of the moment.

Unusual for me these days is the grocery store! ;D


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: RangerSteve
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 09:47 PM

I collect musical instruments that are beyond repair, but look interesting. I'd like to get a collection of playable but pointless instruments like the Ukelin, Hawaiian Tremeloa, or other zitheresque instruments, all of which seem to have been manufactured in New Jersey. I also collect illustrated Victorian adventure novels. My favorite thing to collect is postcards that say "Greetings From..." and then the name of the place in large letters with pictures of the place inside the letters. Especially towns that seem to be too insignificant to merit having postcards.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Hawker
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 08:10 PM

Here are my hobbies, some people may be bored doing them, but me? NOPE!
Making Corn Dollies
Pergamano (hand embossing parchment paper and pricking and cutting the edges, to create decorative cards which look like lace - sounds boring when yu put it like that!)
Riding motorbikes
Photography - nature and landscape and portraits - oh, and architecture!
Local history
Singing, songwriting and playing music

anybody else make corn dollies?

Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 04:12 PM

No, I think all the above hobbies are intersting, well maybe apart from Murrays(reply no.1) :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 03:02 PM

John in Hull, does anybody have boring hobbies? Walking Eagle, if you check http://www.LibraryVisit.org you'll be able to add a few more libraries to youe collection.
Besides folk -music and -lore, I'm a bookaholic. Then there's cooking, needlework, visiting, hanging out with the (fourlegged) cats,..the list is a long one.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: GUEST,Walking Eagle
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 02:29 PM

I collect covered bridges. Via pictures of course. I also collect library buildings the same way.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Iguanaguy
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 12:44 PM

Hey All,

Hmmm, what're me interestin' pastimes? Well, there's the tortoises I adopt or find homes for; the green iguanas I raise; the orchids I try to keep alive(so far so good, lotsa blooms!); picking up pieces of rocks that are left over from my golden retrievers' daily tooth-cleaning sessions(not to mention coconut shells & other assorted hard things they find & chew up); keeping tabs on which fish are having babies in which fish tank in which room in da house; trying to outswim various sharks & other assorted marine life whilst taking a peek at their underwater world...oh yeah, can't forget playing guitar & singing base/tenor in a church choir, wildlife photography, hiking, moutain biking, reading sci-fi/fantasy, model building(also have the Enterprise 1701-D suspended from the ceiling), cooking, and landscaping/maintenance(hey, YOU try keeping a half acre of tropical fruit trees from turning into a jungle...)...

Paz everyone!

Mark V. 8:)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Peg
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 10:42 PM

Jeff; many of your hobbies are similar to mine! Except the mountain biking and canoeing and building musical instruments...but I do have friends who brew and am learning the craft from them...

Peg


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 10:21 PM

I just decided to have a go at Local/Family History through the net,but modt of the sites ive found so far seem to be american,has anybody else done this? especialy like to know how UK people got on,(good sites to try etc).One good site I found so far is the War Gaves Commision one.thanks.john


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: JeZeBeL
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 06:14 AM

Whooops, forgot a few...

Me and my dad make home made wine and beer and liquores(from kits so it isn't illegal, but the beer and wine are made fresh from the hops and fruits/flowers..).....

One more thing.....

...............GETTING COMPLETLY RATARSED AFTER I'VE BEEN WORKING....LIKE LAST NIGHT AND I HAVEN'T EVEN GOT A HANGOVER!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 05:53 AM

Hello The hobbies I have are miniature painting,role playing games,plastic models (have the Enterprise NCC-1701d with the lights),leathercarving(friend just got me started on it),The Society for Creative Anachronism or SCA for short (its a medevial reenactment group),Comic books(would like to get the whole lone wolf and cub set),collecting dice and a few more


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Hyla
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 08:34 AM

Hmmmmm hobbies.... I like to forage for and cook with wild edible plants and mushrooms....photograph wildflowers....collect natural history facts and folklore....hike....backpack...canoe....mountain bike...skinny dip....make home brew....make dandelion wine....build musical instruments....and play music and sing.

-Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 07:57 AM

John (in Sheffield)

The COD defines Carboy and Demi-John so closely together, that the difference doesn't matter...;^)

Large glass vessels - usually enclosed in wickerwork.

Hosomever...

I think of a Carboy as containing a noxious laboratory chemical, while a Demi-John is filled with .... Whisky... Alas I only have a Bottle of the latter to hand...;(

Slainte - Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 09 Jun 01 - 06:27 AM

A demi-john sounds like a carboy


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 10:28 PM

to Matt R:

the perfect "heavy rusted" whatever mix is...

1/3 red brown paint (matte finish) 1/3 thinner 1/3 baking soda

try a brumbar with a full coat of zimmerit... there's a challenge


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: wdyat12
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 07:00 PM

I dig up lost dog bones much to the delight of Zero our geriatric Lab who shit on the backseat of Maggie's car last night. Bad Dog! I also spend my summers digging up other artifacts from the past which end up in the Maine State Museum. I am an obsesive compulsive type like my friends that also do this for a hobby or a real lowpaying thankless job.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 01:15 PM

unpasturised honey is the real runny stuff... like right out of the comb if you can get it...

A carboy... ever seen an office water cooler? Know the big blue plastic 'bottle' that gets up ended into them?

that's a carboy... get a glass one... I have no idea how much they might cost.. mine was free...

keep in touch John...

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 11:34 PM

Nice site, Ill have to have a go at making mead sometime (should the honey be clear or set? Whats a carboy?john


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 11:22 PM

Chip...

Hit my banner and follow the links for myriad ways of keeping in touch with me... and you'll get a chance to check out some pics of my maille work...

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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Chip2447
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 11:00 PM

Clinton, currently no pics available. I hope to have that remedied soon. The current suit under construction is 17 ga stainless on a 3/16 inch inside diamter, that is if I ever get the damn thing finished...Something about too many things to do and not enough time to do them in.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 09:57 AM

SORRY wrong thread,its the "where were you born" thread thats too big.sorry again.john


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 09:51 AM

Can somebody split this thread up please? I am using cheapo internet tv,and cant read any threads whith more than 100 entries,I would do it but I dont know how to.Thanks.john


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:42 AM

Up until recently, when I moved and had no garage, I was into antique automobiles. I just sold a 1950 Willys Jeepster touring car. Before that, I had a 1939 Packard. other than that, I have Mudcat, making music, flea markets and yard sales. I thought of chasing women, but, I'm afraid one of them might catch me.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:58 AM

Hey Chip..

I'd like to see some of your maille... got any pics online anywhere?

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:52 AM

Rich, I thought I was the only one who photographs doors! Do your nearest and dearest think you are barmy too? It's actually doors and door cases I go for. I used to make ships in bottles till a couple of years ago; thae last one broke inside the bottle after I'd glued it all up, and it wouldn't come out again! I was truying to be too delicate, I suppose ...

I did a leatherwork course years ago (my home town Walsall is the saddlery and lorinery centre of England; lost of folks in the US buy our Western saddles), but I never kept it up--shame, it's a great medium to work in. I spend most of my sare time practicing my instruments now, though you might not tink so to hear me play!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:17 AM

I reckon it's a Government inspired rake-off on houses of ill-repute... There is a Tax inspector whose job it is to go and take those cards from the insides of phone boxes, ring them up and ask for a tax return... they can't deny they are working, but hey, what a job!!!

My hobbies are numerous. I sew, embroider, garden, sing, collect dragons and green men, am learning to ride a motorbike, but at the moment my main one is smacking the terminal upside the screen because my Email server is playing up and I've had no mail for 3 days!!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Chip2447
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:10 AM

Oops, I seem to have forgotten a few...
Mead and cyser making, and Airplanes and air shows, History, writing and poetry, collecting wav files and Midis and mp3's.
Thinking about learning Glass blowing and pottery throwing.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Chip2447
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:41 PM

Too many hobbies, not enuff time.
Mudcat, music, Ren faires, I make chainmail & and chainmail jewelry, Photography, biking, sketching, Role playing games, watching F1, making origami boulders, sitting in the shade of an old oak with a cold glass of lemonade is a lot of fun, making new friends, and generally making people think.

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: GUEST,Bert
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:07 PM

Refresh - THREAD OF THE WEEK


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From: vectis
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:51 PM

I thought there would be more winemakers and brewers like me out there. My garden is getting a bit specialised. My motto is "if you can't ferment it there's no point in growing it.
I don't run but can do several variations on the fallig and crawling theme. After all why walk when you can crawl?


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: mytoycar
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:39 PM

Ahh but Emma can you bost that one of your Hobbies is getting drunk and falling over, like Mothers. mine are sorta interesting Im a thesbian and there my hobbies are Acting and for any one who care in 2 weeks I will be performing in my end of year performance called MDMA, the cemical formula for which drug?
well wish me luck and hopefully I wont break a leg (this time)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: JeZeBeL
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:49 PM

Hmmm, don't know about interesting, but unusual maybe, mine are....

White Water Kayaking

Ultimate Frisbee

Ice Hockey

Festivaling

Ok, so maybe the last one isn't unusual. But they're all great fun.....

Emma xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:40 PM

I used to have interesting hobbies, but then I discovered Mudcat...I do leatherwork, costuming, marlinspike work, sailing and music, with a little gardening on the side when I have time. I also do Renaissance and Dickens Faires, and probably any other sort of re-enacting that comes my way. And of course music. I have just aquired a lute-backed guitar to use at Renaissance Faires, so there are two intersecting.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:33 PM

Spaw,

As well as an aged Pentax, I also own a matchbox....

Which you couldn't even look like filling...:)

CYA - COBRA

Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: John J
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:18 PM

Amateur radio (called Ham radio in USA), folk song and music, history, hill walking, cycling, camping, science and technology, drinking good beer, enjoying the company of good people, travelling, loads more too. These are not in any order.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:54 PM

I collect gnat assholes. You can save thousands of them in a matchbox.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Bill, one of those would be wasted on me! (it takes me ages to type) :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:02 PM

john...ICQ is a communications program where people can talk to each other much like in Mudcat, only faster and one to one...there is even a mode where you can watch the typed letters appearing- complete with backspacing...it also savems messages and delivers them later, like email...(too much to explain all in one post)


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:01 PM

Peg,

I don't own a TV, so Steve Kroft is totally beyond my comprehension - howsomever Pentax cameras I can talk of. Expect a PM

Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Auxiris
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:31 AM

Sorry, forgot to answer your question, Peg. irises all seem to have their own unique perfume, though a majority will have what we call "flowery/sweet" fragrance. However, here are some that smell like lily of the valley, vanilla, mandarine or even cocoa powder!

cheers,

Aux


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Auxiris
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:26 AM

Hi, Peg; until about eight years ago, I didn't know anything about hybridizing irises--in fact, I simply hadn't realised how all the new ones that come out in catalogs every year come into existence. I have always loved irises, but just had never thought about how new ones are created.

What happened was that I had gone to buy a few new varieties at a specialist horticultural place in central France (Cayeux) and, while I was there, saw a man walking around poking at different flowers with parts of other flowers and asked him what he was doing. He patiently explained that what he was doing was hybridizing and told me that anyone can have a go at it and showed me how to go about fertilising a flower.

I am now into my fifth year of hybridizing and enjoyed the second major bloom of my new plants this year (takes three years from the time you fertilise the flower till you see the results of all your hard work). Believe me, there's a big thrill in seeing a unique new iris flower for the first time!

cheers,

Aux


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Peg
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:25 AM

Sam,

I got the Spotmatic at a camera shop in Harvard Square Cambridge. Interesting story. I was looking at the model the salesperson gave me, after I said I wanted an older Pentax that was mostly if not entirely manual, and a guy was behind me in line listening politely to what she said and looking at the camera. I was aware he was there and turned and said "If you need her to help you go ahead, I am just looking at this." And he said "I have one of those, it's great," and then explained that one had to be careful about finding a supply for batteries as they did not make the old mercury batteries anymore and sometimes the new zinc ones made specially for old cameras were hard to find. By this time I was realizing this guy's face was very familiar. He also said he had actually come in there to get batteries for his Spotmatic! The saleswoman pointed to where he could get them in the next room. he was apparently not in too much of a hurry and we continued to chat about the camera. I explained that I had not owned a camera in several years and was replacing one that had been stolen and decided a vintage camera would be nice. He said his had also been stolen many years ago, but then he got another one just like it. Finally I had to ask "Hey you look so familiar, are you famous or something?" I expected him to say, "Yeah, I do the weather on Channel 5," or some such thing, and he said "Do you ever watch 60 MINUTES?" I looked right at him and said "Oh my gosh, you're Steve Kroft! I love your show, etc." I asked him what he was doing in Cambridge and he mentioned some meeting at Harvard. He then told me about he had bought his camera just before he went to Vietnam and used it over there. He went to get his batteries, at which point I decided I had to get this camera, the coincidence and significance of the encounter was just too much. The whole outfit cost about $300, more than I wanted to spend, but they threw in a $20 book on how to use vintage Pentax cameras for free. As Steve left the store he clapped me on the shoulder and said "Enjoy that camera! You'll love it." I said "Steve, you're the man!" He smiled and waved and left.

:) It is a great camera. I do not fully know how to use it yet and my first experimental roll of film (shooting kittens in the sunlit porch) was not too successful, but the camera folk said they'd help me with it. There is no light reading instrument that is automatic (either that or the battery is not properly installed) so I need some help with that, too, as I am used to at least having something which offers what setting you should use with existing light conditions.

Aux,

I love irises (have some very old ones in my yard that I now leave behind; I think I shall dig some of them up and bring them to my new place) and never knew they could be hybridized. How interesting! Do they retain their fragarnce when this is done, or, like hybridized roses, do they lose most of that?

Peg


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:54 AM

Bron,

Arthritis is a pain, but just you wait 'till "Arthur Leftus" strikes as well...:)

Keep that garden going, lass - I'm having enough problrms keeping the fingers under control

Cheers 0 Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Auxiris
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:12 AM

Hello, everyone. . . am just back home to my little town in Lorraine from a month and a half in central France. I don't know if any of you will consider hybridizing irises an interesting hobby or not, but that's what I do when I'm not doing other garden chores, translating French into English, playing music, singing and so on. If there are folks who would like to see some of the irises I've created, you can send me a personal message and I'll be more than happy to send them along, unless someone can tell me another way to send the photos so anyone can see them on the site. . . ?

cheers,

Aux


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Llanfair
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:08 AM

David- the arthritis is a bugger, isn't it? It;s mostly in my feet at the moment, which limits mobility until the painkillers kick in!
John in Hull, a potager garden is one belonging to someone who doesn't like planting veg. in neat rows. Each raised bed has a mixture of herbs, veg, and the odd flower. I can go and pick what I need for meals as it is ready. Lettuce and mange-tout peas in the polytunnel at the moment. Stir-fry and salad for tea tonight!
Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: INTERESTING HOBBIES
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:08 AM

David,

"Gymkhana" is a word I haven't seen used since Adam was a cowboy,,,

I alway associated the word with horse "trials" - a quick AV search shows it's tied up with car "racing". And, maybe general competetive sports...

I see the origin of the term as in India ca mid-1800s - sort of a Horsey game to play when you didn't have enough riders for a couple of Polo teams. Like, you'd ride flat tack on your horse, round a tight course. Object - pick up "souvenirs" from the ground - punt balls through hoops etc,,,

Is a motor gymkhana roughly the same?

Cheers - Sam


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